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Should You Track the Social Media of Fired Employees?

Firing an employee is never easy, and in many cases it's inevitable that the dismissed worker will leave angry and hurt. While many behave professionally, say their goodbyes and move on, others storm out the door feeling bitter and vengeful.
 
Today, social media offers workers a number of platforms on which to share their displeasure, and there are also websites that provide a place for people to say what they feel. ...




How Netflix Reinvented HR

Seryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a PowerPoint deck explaining how we shaped the culture and motivated performance at Netflix, where Hastings is CEO and I was chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, we had no idea it would go viral. ...




How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

During the hiring process, you can streamline everything you have to do by following a few simple steps. These practical procedures can help you pick the best candidates who will work effectively and efficiently with your existing employees as the company grows. ...




Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of sitting down for an hour once a year is uncomfortable and unproductive. No wonder companies like General Electric and Adobe are redefining how they approach feedback. ...




The Dos and Don’ts of Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Workplace

Love is in the air, but in the office it can quickly translate into awkwardness. Valentine’s Day is one of those rare occasions where your personal life can intersect with your professional life, which can cause discomfort if you aren’t careful. ...




How to tweak your benefits package to find and retain talent

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds healthcare, retirement, paid leave and flexible work options are most important to employees.
 
n today's competitive war for talent, employers are using substantial benefits packages to give them an edge when recruiting and retaining talent, according a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey report. ...




Mature Talent Functions Use Data, Forecast Future Needs

AUSTIN, Texas—Organizations with the most mature talent acquisition functions perform 30 percent better on business outcomes and are 160 percent more likely to achieve higher recruiting performance results than organizations with strictly reactive recruiting processes. ...




How to Increase Network Security With Remote Employees

Many employers offer a work from home perk for their employees. With new technological advantages, employers are able to keep costs down by allowing their employees to work remotely. From large companies to small businesses, technology has blurred the boundaries of the traditional work space and has made remote working a reality for many employees. ...




HubSpot, Vertex and others involved in new diversity recruiting effort

 The difficulty that many Massachusetts companies have in filling tech jobs and the tech industry’s dearth of minority employees are two major problems with intertwined solutions.
 
That's the philosophy of a collection of tech companies and industry organizations who announced Friday they are partnering with local colleges and universities in a recruiting program dubbed “Hack. ...




Achieving compliance only is not achieving diversity

When it comes to most corporate companies, most of them are "by the book," which means they have to follow workplace compliance rules. In 1977 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs was made "to ensure employment opportunities should be available to all Americans. ...